With two small kids and daycare on hold due the pandemic, there just isn’t time to properly write up all the CCs I come across. The images have been piling up on my phone and every time I looked at them they seemed to look back and say “Do something with us, NOW!”
Instead of letting them continue to make me feel bad, I have thrown them all together into one giant image and turned my lack of time into a challenge for the CCommentariat: Who can identify the most Berlin CCs?! From super easy to very hard, there should be something for every level of CC knowledge….
The small dark blue van … Subaru Sambar?
A couple of cars that jumped out at me are Toyota Century (1997–2017) and Renault Avantime…
I’ve always wanted to have Toyota Century (preferably 2006–2017 with clear headlamp lens and wing mirrors).
That’s definitely 100% a current-gen Century, not the ’97-’17 model.
Right, the ones I can identify, starting from the upper left and working down and across. A bunch of these seem to have multiple pictures, so I’ll only put them on the list once.
Peugeot 503 wagon
early 80’s Audi 5000
Suzuki Mighty Boy
VW Golf 4×4
Pontiac Gran Prix
’67-ish Chevy C-10
Volvo 740 estate
VW Eurovan campervan
The white high top camper is a VW LT, which is related to this, strangely.
Amazing, I never cease to learn from the CCommentariat !
A lot are quite blurred, not possible to make it usefully large enough for a lot of them.
I see a silver Subaru Alcyone SVX, brown SS30 1st gen Suzuki Alto, dark blue-ish Subaru Domingo (the one with Ronni stickers), red Nissan Prairie, blue VW Golf Convertible, silver Peugeot 306 Sedan, white Saipa Saina, teal VW Golf Country, black Toyota Century, blue Renault Avantime, red-burgundy Hyundai Coupe, silver Fiat Barchetta, blue Peugeot 806, red GD Mazda 626/Capella C2, lime Renault Twingo, green Toyota Corolla, grey E46 BMW 3-Series, burgundy E36 BMW 3-Series, silver GC Mazda 626/Capella Coupe, I think I see the back of a dark blue Mazda 626/Efini MS-6, silver Peugeot 604, blue Peugeot 504 Break, blue-black-greyish Lada Niva/4×4, silver BMW E9, blue Peugeot 304 Convertible, silver Volvo 700, graffiti’d Renault Master/Opel Movano, silver Porsche 968 (based on the rear cos I can’t tell the front, blurred), an array of Mercedes, BMW, Opel and Volvo products. Maybe a yellow-orange Opel Manta?
Too blurry/small for some of them.
oh and a Peugeot 304 Convertible I forgot to write
Great assortment here! I’ll pick out just one for a bit of scrutiny… what appears to be an early 1980s Audi 5000 (or 200, given its location) in the lower-left corner of the image.
These were one of my favorite European cars of its era. To me, it looks like this example has the alloy wheels that I think came on the US diesel-equipped cars, but I’m not sure about that. Regardless, I’d love to see one of these sedans in person again, but they’ve all but disappeared from around here.
Nice work !
The 5000 in Europe was the 100/200. 200 was the upscale model that only came with the fuel injected 2.1 liter five cylinder engine (200 5E) or the same engine with a turbo (200 turbo).
The model shown here is a 100 GL with the GL denoting the mid-level trim. It’s a post facelift version, but I’m not sure which engine was available in GL trim
I had a ‘79 5000 as my only car from 1999 to 2007 and it was (perhaps surprisingly) reliable and fun. 5-speed and A/C, power sunroof but crank windows. The doors shut with that period VAG solidity that my 2016 A4, a superior car in almost every respect, doesn’t have. This one looks exactly as mine did, 70s color and all.
And I like the “Schon mit Katalysator-Technik” sticker on the back window. I assume that’s translates to “catalytic converter?”… that’s not something I’ve ever seen bragged about on a car before.
Though come to think of it, my 1981 Audi had a sizable badge on the back saying “Fuel Injection” — which amused me because by 1989 when I bought it, Fuel Injection was too commonplace to advertise that prominently.
Long-long-long ago in suburban Denver traffic I saw a BMW, I think an E30, with big Dieser BMW fährt voraus mit Katalysatortechnik lettering in the backglass (“This BMW drives ahead with catalytic converter technology”, with “ahead” implying progress). A quick image search reveals just the one; see attached here. I saw a fair amount of “Catalyser” and “Catalyst” badging on early-mid ’90s cars when I was in Europe in 1993 and ’95; also “Airbag” and “Twin Airbags”.
There was some focus on airbags in TV documentaries at the time, and European manufacturers decided in the 90s that safety and security were big new selling points.
Volvo had been banging on about safety for years of course but they had huge SIPS stickers on them around that time, plus chrome Lambda Sond badges.
Prior to becoming a legal requirement in ’93, cats were an expensive optional extra and presumably they figured people wanted some credit for ordering one. I recall that a cat equipped Mini was about 15% more expensive and came with single point injection instead of an SU carb.
Though I can identify some more, I’ll mention those that were somewhat part of my life being common in Uruguay.
Opel Rekord C, Coupe, looks like a 1700 L, years 68/71) (Blue, from the rear)
Opel Commodore B, Coupe, Convertible (not factory), 6 cyl, 2.5 or 2.8, years 68/71, most likely a GS sports version(Red, from the rear and front)
Opel Rekord C Caravan, two-door, most likely a 1700, years 68/69 (gray, from the rear)
Opel Kadett, 78/79/80, blue , 4 door (looks like a front and rear pic from the same car)
Peugeot 504 Break, two shades of blue – green (three quarters fron, the other rear)
Mercedes Fintail, second version (65-67), could be a 200, a 200D or a 230. (light gray, rear end)
BMW 02 (1502, 1602, 2002) light gray, rear end, 68/72
Lada Niva ca.93, green, one from the right sidea at the front and other at the rear.
Peugeot 306 sedan, second series (ca.95 onwards), gray, rear end.
Hyundai Coupe, ca. 97, red, rear end.
Assorted 240 Volvos
5th pic from the bottom at the right side, I thing it’s a Glas coupe, pre-BMW
You are spot-on, except for the Glas.
Here is a bigger shot so you can take another shot
Nice work !
I couldn’t get quite a few of them, but I did know this! 🙂
Sorry, that’s a Daf 55 Coupé.
L9, ’61 Cadillac
A quick canter through, in no particular order…
BMW 5 series Touring E34 and W124
VW Golf mk 2 Country
Peugeot 504 estate, 604 and 304 cabriolet
BMW 3 series E46
Opel Rekord C estate coupe and convertible
Opel Kadett D
Mazda 626, various
Volvo 240 estate
Ford Granada 2 door
Mercedes L319 truck
Peugeot 306 sedan
Merc W126 coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Great selection and idea!
Opel Commodore A not B.
Golf Mk2 Country
Golf Mk1 GTI or cabriolet
BMW 2000CS coupe
BMW 1600 or 2002
Mazda 626 coupe ’83-87
Mazda MX-6 ’88-92
Peugeot 504 wagon (estate, variant, break, whatever they call them in Germany)
Late ’60s/early ’70s Chevy or GMC pickup
Mercedes-Benz SEL hardtop, I don’t know the code names but the ’80s one.